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SOLIDWORKS Premium 2017

A no-compromise solution for the engineer who wants it all. SOLIDWORKS Premium combines the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional with powerful simulation and design validation toolsets, as well as advanced wire and pipe routing functionality.

SOLIDWORKS Professional 2017

SOLIDWORKS Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard. It introduces data management, photo realistic rendering, and a sophisticated components and parts library.

SOLIDWORKS Standard 2017

A powerful 3D design solution for rapid creation of parts, assemblies and 2D drawings with minimal training. Application-specific tools for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, mold tool and die make it easy to deliver best-in-class designs. Unlock the benefits of 3D with SOLIDWORKS Standard.

9 Criteria for choosing a 3D CAD System

9 Criteria for Choosing a 3D CAD System, by L. Stephen Wolfe, P. E.

In the discrete manufacturing industries, between one-third and one-half of the CAD systems in use today are 3D. The rest are used for 2D computer-aided drafting. Although some tasks will always be done more efficiently with 2D CAD, these figures suggest many organizations have yet to employ 3D methods.

The good news for potential second-half adopters is that they can benefit from the wisdom and experience of engineers who've been using 3D methods for 10 or 20 years. This white paper is a compilation of 9 criteria that users of 2D CAD should consider when shopping for their first 3D system.

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Easter Power Limited, based in Ontario, Canada

Eastern Power Limited, based in Ontario, Canada

Using SOLIDWORKS software, Eastern Power developed the 73,000-square-foot Greenfield South Power Plant, a 280 MW, natural-gas fired, combined cycle facility in Mississauga, Ontario.

The Results

  • Reduced design cycles by 50 percent
  • Cut development costs by 60 percent
  • Cut development costs by 40 percent
  • Increased design reuse by 60 percent
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John Leavitt, President, PenSafe Inc.
SOLIDWORKS is now the de facto standard and Javelin Technologies is probably one of the best SOLIDWORKS resellers.  How can you go wrong with a de facto standard on both the reseller and the software? 

John Leavitt, President, PenSafe Inc.